9 May 2015

Search for flock of stolen sheep

12:04 pm on 9 May 2015

Police are urging the rural community near Burnham in Canterbury to be vigilant after 170 sheep were stolen from a farm paddock.

Sheep graze in the highlands of the South Island of New Zealand.

Sheep graze - undisturbed - in high country in the South Island (file photo). Photo: 123rf

The sheep disappeared earlier this week some time between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning.

Police said it was likely multiple trips were made to move the animals.

They said it was unusual for stock to be moved during the night and were appealing for any sightings.

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